Shiva Shakti

Yoga, Mantra and Music Retreat 
42 Acres, Somerset

8 – 11 August 2019

Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle this beautiful, historic Victorian house, set in outstanding, quintessential natural beauty. Through centuries, 42 acres has evolved into this exquisite retreat space. The buildings and interiors have been beautifully renovated using natural resources, reclaimed materials and renewable energy.

The living spaces are filled with stylish furnishings and traditional features, creating a luxurious, yet homely ambiance. The large windows fill the space with natural light, offering beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and woodland.

The beautiful bedrooms combine Victorian charm with contemporary innovations. Reclaimed wood and original features add splashes of colour and authenticity to the rooms. The bedrooms and bathrooms have all been finished with loving care, attention to detail and the highest quality.

On waking up in this stunning location, we will do a blissful sunrise sadhana in the Yoga Yurt. The spacious yurt has wooden floors, a traditional wood burning stove and is surrounded by green fields and ancient forest. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore Shiva ~ Shakti inspired Elemental Vinyasa. These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a more restorative, yin practice; meditation, sound bath and yoga nidra, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.

The chefs at 42 Acres are committed to creating diverse, colourful, flavourful, healthy food. Their ingredients are locally sourced, organic and wild, often foraged from the land. 42 Acres believe in the regenerative benefits of food, prepared with care and shared with compassion, sustaining the vitality of our bodies and our community. Nourishment of both body and soul are integral to your stay here.

In your free time, walk in the beautiful countryside and woodland, relax with friends in the stunning spaces in our Victorian home or indulge in a luxurious massage. You may also choose to visit the sacred Celtic pilgrimage site of Glastonbury Tor, the heart chakra of the world. In the evenings, we will enjoy a delicious dinner together and an outdoor fire circle.

On Saturday afternoon, we will experience live performance of Indian mantra, mudra and kirtan by Antarma and Aloka. This authentically talented couple share ancient Sanskrit shlokas and original lyrics, accompanied by the guitar, harmonium and drums. Antarma and Aloka ‘bring hearts together’ with African and Brazilian Djembe beats, ecstatic dance, hip hop and reggae rhythms. They have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Chelsea Theatre, The British Film Institute and worldwide events and festivals.

Included:

  • Vinyasa Flow yoga classes

  • Restorative, yin yoga, sound bath, yoga nidra

  • Yoga Yurt

  • Yoga mats

  • 3 nights, 4 days in luxury shared accommodation

  • Delicious vegetarian food cuisine

  • Live mantra, kirtan, music, drumming and ecstatic dance with Antarma and Aloka

  • Stunning countryside and woodland surroundings

  • Outdoor fire circle

 

Not Included:

  • Travel costs

  • Optional massage

  • Visit to Glastonbury Tor (45 minutes)

 

Yoga Investment

£450 luxe futon dorm for three yogis

£495 twin luxury accommodation

Single occupancy accommodation available

Limited spaces available 

To find out more about 42 Acres visit: www.42acres.com

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